Ex-Cuomo Official Ana Almanzar Named Deputy Mayor of NYC
Mayor Eric Adams appointed a former ex-governor’s official on Friday. Andrew Cuomo’s government will be his new Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives.
Ana Almanzar, who served as chief of staff at Cuomo’s nonprofit unit between 2014 and 2020, was officially named one of Adams’ top deputies at a press conference at City Hall on Friday morning.
“For more than a decade, Ana Almanzar has been building bridges between nonprofits and government,” Hizzoner said, adding that she “has demonstrated her ability to ‘get things done’ for New Yorkers.”
“By moving to New York City from the Dominican Republic, she made her American dream come true, graduated from CUNY, and fought for Latino rights.
“Ana continues the tradition of leading this government by strong women – particularly strong women of color – and I am delighted to have her as our new Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives.”
Before assuming the role in Adams’ administration, Almanzar most recently worked for the Big Apple’s Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.
She previously worked for Cuomo’s New York State Director of Nonprofits.
“I bring a wealth of experience in the private, public, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors that has prepared me to take on the role of Deputy Mayor for strategic initiatives with great enthusiasm,” Almanzar said.
“My journey from Las Palmas-Santo Domingo to City Hall has been filled with great challenges and opportunities that have shaped me into who I am and fueled my desire to help others achieve their goals and dreams.”
Almanzar is expected to assume the role of Deputy Mayor early next month, succeeding current First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright.